As it turns out, thyroid medication doesn't take long to kick in. Just two days worth of the new medication and I'm feeling the effects. I have energy. I am happy. I am fun Michelle again! While some of this might be from sleeping 10 hours (albeit, I didn't sleep from the hours of 3:30 -5 AM), the energy levels seem to be just below full capacity. They aren't completely full but by tomorrow, they will be. My students asked what I had done with grumpy Ms. M. My TA's asked why I was smiling all the time and in such a good mood. And Eric asked why I offered to let him sleep all afternoon while I play with the boy quietly in his room.
I feel good, peeps!!
See, when the thyroid isn't working, I never notice. And not noticing? Well, that's the worst part of it. I figure the fatigue is normal. The irritability is due to the cloudy weather and the lack of sleep. I figure the reason I wake up 10-12 times a night is because Eric snores or the computer is too bright. I figure that the scale isn't budging despite WW and running 3-5 times a week because I ate too much salt (not true, btw). I can justify why every symptom is occurring and blind myself to the truth because I never want to admit something is truly wrong. If something was wrong, I would have to go to the doctor.
And I hate going to the doctor.
I should probably work on that, eh?
It's all the thyroid. I have a habit of stepping onto the thyroid bandwagon and tell everyone to have it checked. But I won't take my own medicine. The good news is I told Eric last night that the next time I suspect a change, I'm going to get a blood draw, rather than wait it out. It isn't worth it anymore. My life is 100% different since being diagnosed hypothyroid. I am so thankful I have the wonderful Dr. M to help me out. And yes Mom, I am thankful that 5 years ago, you convinced me to have it checked.
Without having it checked, I wouldn't have this little face in my life.
So worth it.